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Kiindergartners take finals Saturday at Big M

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic finals worth nearly $600,000 in purses lead the Saturday night Meadowlands live racing program.   Colt trotters get the show underway for $200,600 in race two with the sensational Breeders Crown winner Walner likely a heavy favorite as he wraps up a remarkable freshman campaign. The son of Chapter Seven has won six of his seven seasonal outings including a 1:51.3 ...
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Coleman announces Betting Line's retirement

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Casie Coleman announced via her Facebook page on Friday that the 3-year-old colt pacer Betting Line has been retired. Riding a 14-race win streak this year after finishing second in his seasonal debut against older horses, Betting Line was scratched out of the Breeders Crown eliminations on Oct. 22 at the Meadowlands after complications due to a spider bite. Coleman had hoped Bettin...
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Freshmen prep for Fall Final Four

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack played host to nine qualifiers Friday morning, featuring a solid group of 2 year olds putting in final preparations for next week's Fall Four eliminations. The sun was shining, the temperature was comfortable and the track was "fast" for the qualifying action.   Two-year-old pacing colts Ideal Wheel and Deadly Action both scored qualifying victories in prep for the G...
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Pennsylvania rulings now available online

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission's continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state's racing industry. Historically, access to the database of rulings was limited to racing regulators. Today, any decision, matter or action taken by racing judges, s...
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Krispy Apple takes bite out of Yonkers open

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
A repeating Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $14.80) was up late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   A bit wide early from post position 7, the millionairess settled sixth as Moma's Got a Gun (Tyler Buter) worked around Lispatty (Mark MacDonald) to make the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. From there, it was a :56.3 intermi...
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Town Temptress tops Dayton mares

on 11/04/2016 2:00 AM
Town Temptress flirted with the best open mares currently competing at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night before wearing them down to win the $15,000 feature event in 1:53.1.   Driver Peter Wrenn was unhurried with the eventual winner through the first quarter in :26.3, content to sit fifth along the pylons in the early going. When the pace came to a relative crawl during...
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Southwind Frank retired; to stand at Diamond Creek

on 11/03/2016 2:00 AM
Southwind Frank, who won last year's Breeders Crown and this year's Colonial Trot, has been retired from racing due to a chronic lameness issue, as advised by a team of veterinarians. "I've trained a lot of horses, but none have had Frank's package of speed, power and smarts. I truly believe he is one of the all-time greats, and would love to continue racing him so he could prove it on the tra...
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Hist. Racing tops $22 million in Oct. at Red Mile

on 11/03/2016 2:00 AM
What a difference a year makes for The Red Mile and its Historical Racing Machines. In a report issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the site's 902 machines—slot-like in nature but based on previously run Thoroughbred races selected at random by a computer—generated $22,511,896 in handle, nearly double the revenue from October 2015, the first full month the machines were in oper...
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Boni to be honored by Monti-Goshen USHWA

on 11/03/2016 2:00 AM
Bob Boni has always had a good eye for a horse. It was this keen sense of pedigree and conformation that prompted him to inspect and select world champion Nihilator as a yearling on a cold morning in February at the colt's birthplace in Indiana. Fast forward 30-plus years and Boni finds himself associated with another world champion from Indiana, Always B Miki, who is the fastest Standardbr...
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New HarnessRacing Weekend Preview available!

on 11/03/2016 2:00 AM
Stakes action over the first weekend of November kicks off Friday at Hoosier Park where a recent Breeders Crown victor, the 3-year-old colt trotter Bar Hopping, will be on the track in the Erskine Memorial. One of the new champ's rivals is Bridge To Jesse's and trainer Roger Welch revealed to Kathy Parker his expectations for the Indiana star, thoughts that can be read in the new and free H...
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What's Goin On springs 32-1 Matron surprise

on 11/03/2016 2:00 AM
A 32-1 longshot, What’s Goin On with Hall of Fame driver David Miller, rolled from last at the three-quarters to score a 1:55 upset in the $171,300 Matron 2-year-old male pace, one of four rich Matron stakes at Dover Downs on Thursday.   Ain’t Three OK won the filly pace while Fine Tuned Lady and Snowstorm Hanover took the trot finals. There were also four Delaware Standardbred ...
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I Said Please edges Rock Me Baby at Pocono

on 11/02/2016 2:00 AM
The photo-finish system at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono stayed hard at work during the $16,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night, as the Well Said sophomore filly I Said Please reduced her mark by a tick to 1:53.1 in defeating Rock Me Baby by a nose, with Eloquent Grace another nose back in third.   Those three formed the outer tier down the backstretch, helped by a tailwind, ...
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Plano wins 6 of 12 races at Pompano Tuesday

on 11/02/2016 2:00 AM
Rick Plano won half of the races on Pompano Park's 12 race program and Wally Hennessey hit yet another "grand slam" with four wins, including both feature events on Tuesday night (Nov. 1). That left only the "scraps" left on the table for drivers Brad Kramer and Sean McAleese with the win by the latter responsible for a rare superfecta carryover and a slew of other carryovers for the upcoming ...
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Tall Cotton wins Meadows $18,000 trot

on 11/02/2016 2:00 AM
Tall Cotton zipped to the front from post 7, worked out comfortable fractions and had just enough late to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Dave Palone gave Tall Cotton an opening half in 28/57.2. Even with that second-quarter breather, the 10-year-old Revenue S-B Cor Peatra gelding was all out to withstand the Lightning Lane brush...
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Maestro Blue Chip wins Dover feature

on 11/02/2016 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick drove Maestro Blue Chip to his 13th victory of a $238,000 winning season to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Purchased a year ago by Richard Pollucci, the handsome son of Credit Winner-Up Front Holsey raced off-the-pace until rushing to  the lead on the final turn and sped to a 1:54.1 score. Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) closed wel...
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I Want Kandy comes up big on Halloween

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
Autumn Series action for Ontario-sired 3 year olds made up nearly half the card Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The first leg for filly pacers featured three divisions, while filly trotters clashed in a pair of preliminaries.   Trilife reached up just in time to win the first leg for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   The Ben Wallace trainee was guided to victory by Jonathan...
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Healthy numbers for Ohio Sires Stakes in 2016

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program revealed a healthy upswing in nominations, starters and divisions, with Ohio-sired trotters and pacers racing for $8.190 million this year compared with $5.8 million in 2015, an increase of 41 percent.   Participation in OSS events increased 49 percent in 2016, with 1,339 Ohio-breds vying in the 2- and 3-year-old divisions, compared with 894 ...
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HOF Communicator Jack Ginnetti Jr. dies at 80

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
The New England Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association lost one of its brightest stars, when John "Jack" Ginnetti Jr. died on Monday, Oct. 31. He was 80.   For 50-plus years, Mr. Ginnetti was a member of the chapter and was as committed a sports writer as anyone could ask for. His newspaper career began in the mid 1950s in the Worcester, Mass., area and contin...
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Alagna heads to Matron off 1,000th career win

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
To win a Breeders Crown is a great accomplishment. To reach 1,000 wins is a great accomplishment. Both together? Well, that's a combination not even Reese's can top. Tony Alagna on Saturday got his 1,000th victory as a trainer when Racing Hill won the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers in a stakes-record 1:48 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. As he looks forward to starting on his ...
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SBOANJ running new commercials for Vote Yes

on 11/01/2016 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey today launched two commercials urging voters to Vote Yes for the public ballot question that would allow casino gaming outside of Atlantic City.   "The farmers, breeders, and members of SBOANJ need to convince the public that new casino revenue in New Jersey will help protect the equine industry and our overall quality...
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